CSAR is invited to present at the Neonatal Grand in Calgary on October 8th. "Enhanced monitoring during neonatal resuscitation" The presentation is based on the recent article "Enhanced monitoring during neonatal resuscitation" We will upload the recorded presentation onto our YouTube channel afterwards.
Abstract: Immediately after birth through spontaneous breaths, infants' clear lung liquid replacing it with air, and gradually establishing a functional residual capacity to achieve gas exchange. Most infants start breathing independently after birth and ~3% of infants who require positive pressure ventilation. When newborns fail to start breathing the current neonatal resuscitation guidelines recommend initiatingpositive pressure ventilationusing a face mask and a ventilatio
Approximately 10% of newborn infants require resuscitative intervention at birth. Ideally, this care is provided by a team of expert healthcare professionals who possess exceptional cognitive, psychomotor, and communication skills. Human errors and deviations from resuscitation protocol are common and may be attributable to excessive cognitive demand experienced by the resuscitation team. Cognitive Task Analysis (CTA) is a group of methods used to assess knowledge, judgments,
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31518615 Abstract OBJECTIVE: Positive pressure ventilation (PPV) using a ventilation device and a face mask is recommended for compromised newborn infants in the delivery room (DR). Airway obstruction and face mask leak during PPV may contribute to failure of resuscitation. Using an oropharyngeal airway (OPA) may improve efficacy of mask PPV. To determine whether the use of an OPA with mask PPV in the DR during stabilization of infants <34
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